Cross Country Championships

Inter Boys

Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Success for St. Joseph’s
St. Joseph’s students from 1st Year to 5th Year took part in the Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships on Thursday November 27th. The event was held in the Lee’s Road Complex in Ennis.

Minor Girls
Our minor girls were first to run – Ciara Halpin, finishing in 5th position in the race, led her team to second place victory. The other team members were Kaylee Cahill, Caoimhe Kelly, Aisling Dooley, Dearbhla Craven, Leah Molloy and Nessa Flynn.

Minor Boys
Next team up were our minor boys – again a very successful second place victory. The team was led home by Cormac Murphy in 7th position, followed closely by Paddy Donnellan, Jonah Bartelink, William Corbett and Cillian Boorman.
Siobhan Lenihan had a great individual performance in the junior girls race, coming in 7th position, followed home by Grainne Lynch.
Stephen Donnellan finished the junior boys race in 9th position, followed very closely by Padraig Cahill and Keith Donnellan. This ensured a third place victory in the team event, the other team members being Ben Purcell, Colm McInerney, Brian McSweeney, Paul Kelleher and Ian O’Brien.
In the intermediate boys event, Sean Cahill ran a fantastic race to take 3rd place, followed by Sean Murphy, Feargal Kearney, Cathal Browne, David Meehan and Kevin McSweeney. These great performances from the boys led to a gold medal in the team event. The other intermediate boys running were Conor Murphy, Cian Keogh, John Duggan, Conor Tuohy, James McGrath and Ethan Nugent.
The final race of the day was the senior boys race – Pa Duggan (7th) and Evan McMahon (8th) put in great performances guaranteeing a fourth place finish for the team. The other members were Stephen Slattery, Nathan Fogarty-O’Neill and Paul Kelleher.
We are so proud of all of our athletes as their performances on the day led to St. Joseph’s winning the overall school’s trophy for the first time. Well done to all our runners!

Junior Boys

Munster Schools Track & Field

Kevin Caulfield 2nd Year student of St. Josephs Secondary School Tulla competed in the Munster Schools Track & Field in Cork IT, on Saturday 17th May. He finished in very creditable 4th place in the Junior Boys Discus, with a new personal best throw of 30.94. He went on the win a silver medal in the Junior Boys Shot Putt with a fine throw of 11.72M. Kevin has qualified for the All-Ireland Schools, which will be in Tullamore on 31st May. For full results go to :

First years County Hurling title

Congratulations to our first years hurling team who yesterday 7-5-2014  beat Scariff to win this years county Hurling title.  Match report to follow

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Cullaun Sailing Club Spring Regatta

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Congratulations to Paddy Donlon and Luke O Sullivan who came second in the Cullaun Junior Sailing regatta last Sunday on Cullaun Lake.  There were a total of twenty boats out and there were 4 races on the day.  Paddy was on the helm for two races while Luke  crewed and then they swapped over for the last two races. Although they were sailing for the Junior Regatta their scores actually placed them ahead of some of the adults so well done to the two of them

North Munster Schools Track & Field Championships

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Day one were held in Castleisland, Co. Kerry on May 6th. There were 3 athletes in action representing St. Josephs Secondary School, Tulla.
First into action was Sean Murphy who comfortably won his heat and semi-final in the Junior Boys (U15) 100m, Sean finished 8th in the final after a determined run, which saw him in contention for a medal after 30m, but he faded in the 2nd half a race after picking up a slight foot injury during the race.
Next up was Austin McInerney, who competed in the Intermediate (U17) Boys Discus. Austin who only recently started to throw the discus, was competing for the first time in this event. Despite his lack of experience, he battled well against a big field of throwers to win a bronze medal with his final throw of 20.64m.
Last up was Kevin Caulfield, who easily won the Junior Boys Shot Putt with a throw of 11.61m in the third round. He went on to win a silver in the Junior Boys Discus with a throw of 30.32m after leading going into the last round of throws. Both Austin and Kevin have qualified for the Munster Schools Track & Field Championships on 17th May in Cork IT.

Well done to the boys!